Register now https://oklahomatornadoreleafproject.eventbrite.com/ to join us on Saturday, November 9th, as The 9/12 Project connects with other charitable and civic organizations and individuals to help replace trees in storm-ravaged Shawnee, Piedmont, and El Reno, Oklahoma.
The Tree Bank Foundation, who created the Tornado Re-Leaf project, has a goal of planting and replacing trees in those communities; they will provide a visible sense of rebirth and hope for the areas that have seen so much devastation. You can help by coming out, serving others, and promoting the American spirit of community. As Alexis De Tocqueville wrote, “America is great because she is good.”
We will be meeting at the Olivet Baptist Church located at 1201 N.W. 10th in Oklahoma City, OK. Their doors will open at 8:00 a.m. A full, hot breakfast, provided by Golden Corral, will be served at 8:30 a.m. for the volunteers. All volunteers are required to check in and attend the safety presentation that will begin at 9:00 a.m. Any volunteer under the age of 18 is required to have a parent or guardian with them. During the check-in volunteers will sign up for their planting location preference: either Shawnee, Piedmont, or El Reno.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes/boots, jeans/pants, and dress appropriately for the weather. They are also encouraged to bring a shovel, a pair of gloves, and something to cut twine. Volunteers will be placing the trees in pre-dug holes, then shoveling dirt in the hole, covering the base of the tree with mulch, and securing a watering bag around the tree. The city will be watering the trees. We should be finished around 12 p.m.